Note: if you completed an application last year you must create a new application this year as the system has been reset and all previous submissions have been disregarded.
Contemporary Visions is an annual group exhibition to identify and explore current themes, trends, and innovations in contemporary art across all media and disciplines. This is a remarkable opportunity for artists at any stage to exhibit in a vetted exhibition in the heart of London’s vibrant art community. Past winners have gone on to solo-exhibitions with the gallery, presentations at art-fairs, or inclusions in publications, such as ‘100 Painters of Tomorrow’, as well as other noteworthy opportunities with Beers and other galleries alike. This year, the jury includes Leo Babsky, Chief Curator of Century Club (London); Kurt Beers, Director of Beers and Author of '100 Painters of Tomorrow; Paddy Johnson, Founding Editor of Art F City; Erik Olson, Artist and 2016 CV7 finalist; Richard Stemp, author and Art Historian; Jennifer Winsor, Director of Winsor Gallery, Vancouver (Canada); and Anna Zorina, Director of Anna Zorina Gallery, New York (USA).
Artists worldwide at any stage of their careers may apply.
12 January - 17 February, 2018 / Preview Thursday 11 January 2018 from 6-8pm *Dates are subject to slight change.
All media is accepted. This includes, but is not limited to, painting, photography, sculpture, video, and all two-dimensional and three-dimensional work, new-media and any non-traditional media. Do not apply with work that is dated prior to 2016.
Submit up to 4 JPEGS of different works. JPEGS must be labeled as follows: title_media_sizeincm_year.jpg
Do not label with your name. For instance, Jon Smith would label his work as such: untitledpainting_oilandcollageoncanvas_150x150_2015.jpg
Maximum-pixel height/width is 2000x2000 at a preferred 300dpi.(Please do not email the gallery asking how to convert your images.)
*Note: images may appear cropped when uploading; however, the entire image is viewable on the back end of the system so please proceed if this occurs.
There are no restrictions to the dimension of actual works exhibited apart from the gallery ceiling height of 2.75m.
Work must be available for sale during the exhibition dates.
Artists working in video or time-based media can submit up to 4 video stills, accompanied by a maximum of 2 unique videos edited to a maximum preview runtime of 1 minute. (Please indicate the full runtime of your video in the description of your work.) Videos must be uploaded to a password-free hosting site such as Vimeo or Youtube. Please provide the link in the description of your work. Videos protected by passwords will not be viewed. Artists of interest will be contacted to submit videos of a longer or full runtime. Do not post DVDs to the gallery as they will not be considered.
Submit all information directly to the online application system. No postal applications will be considered.
- Leo Babsky, Chief Curator for the Century Club, London, UK
- Kurt Beers, Director of BEERS London & Author of ‘100 Painters of Tomorrow’, London, UK
- Paddy Johnson, Founding Editor of Art F City, New York, USA
- Erik Olson, Artist and CV7 finalist, Dusseldorf, Germany
- Richard Stemp, Author and Academic (Art History), London, UK
- Jennifer Winsor, Director, Winsor Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
- Anna Zorina, Founder, Anna Zorina Gallery, New York, USA
There is a processing fee of £10 to submit - payable via Paypal. You do not need a Paypal account in order to complete payment.
The open call will close on midnight (local time) Monday 30 October 2017
Results will be sent to the emails provided to each applicant, however, in certain instances spam filters, inbox limitations, and incorrect emails provided during your application process often means that you will not receive pertinent information. Therefore, we recommend checking the BEERS site regularly for updates and we kindly ask that you DO NOT email the gallery for updates as everything will be posted accordingly to our website in the event you do not hear from us via email.
For further queries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you in advance for your application and we wish you the best of luck!